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Grand Hyatt Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China 
Friday 29 Apr 2011
 
China's newest 5-star property rises high 
 
RTKL Associates Inc. (RTKL) retains copyrights to all images 
 
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RTKL bring a luxury guest experience to the new urban centre 

The Grand Hyatt Shenzhen, a 193 m-tall and 42-storey tower, represents the latest in cutting-edge ‘urban resort' hotel design. With innovative planning approaches, iconic architecture and an unparalleled guest experience, the Grand Hyatt Shenzhen is Asia's newest luxury property. Adjacent to financial and fashion districts the hotel is a dramatic gateway to the city crossing mixed-use development. It completes the client's vision for a flagship mixed-use and new 5-star hotel in China.

The property features a series of terraced levels stemming from a base podium and is divided into wedges, which create a geometrically curved design. The hotel is unique as it has upside down layout. The front desk, main lobby and signature restaurants are positioned on the rooftop level. Guests can also use the 33rd floor to check-in, with the guestrooms below. The 50-metre glass atrium on top of the tower, or ‘lantern,' is inspired by the mountainous region and the four points of the client's company logo.

Referencing to the mountain peaks to the south, the tower's form emits glowing light throughout the rooftop dining areas and garden terrace. Guests are treated to views of the east, southeast and of Hong Kong. The tower's façade employs a vocabulary of sophistication, simplicity and elegance, while the architectural language is forward, aggressive and inspires movement. A series of stainless steel fins highlight the tower's vertical line while horizontal polished stone spandrels the shape into a harmonious, continuous curve.

The hotel is integrated into the urban fabric through a network of public spaces and pedestrian pathways, sweeping exterior forms, and large multi-level sequentially-organised facilities. Unique guest experiences at the hotel are abundant. From the extra-large amenities deck, bar and lounge areas, meeting rooms, ballroom and pre-function space to the guest rooms and serviced apartments, an infinite-edge pool, spa and fitness centre, every need is met.

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